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international that in the very heart of moscow. today is news and around the week's top stories they depositors in cyprus take a major hit with the government taking up to sixty percent savings to satisfy e.u. bailout terms while placing unprecedented limits on cash strapped cypriots. do or die hunger strikers and would say they're ready to lose their lives as the protests over conditions of the detention center go into their fifty fourth day. also this week targeting the world wide web a massive cyber attack claim as the worst in history threatens to cripple the internet after a round between rival web groups ask whites. and powerful partners breaks countries to reshuffle the organization the creation of
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a joint development bank set to rival stablished global landers. let me out of the russian capital you're watching r t with me marina joshie welcome to the program now saving cyprus from financial collapse is coming with a hefty price tag and the only for high level depositors you now face losing up to sixty percent of their savings over one hundred thousand euros well the long anticipated the reopening of banks came with unprecedented cash controls was that a look at those restrictions now well as you can see daily cash withdrawals are limited to three hundred euros per person per bank. and also no checks at all can be cashed payments and transferred outside cyprus are limited to five thousand
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euros a month per person and those traveling abroad can take more than one thousand euros with them well there has been no timeframe however given for the capital controls only promises the measures will be reviewed daily or he says are still you know went to meet some of those affected by the crisis like many in cyprus need this agree this is simply stunned at the speed and manner with which the banking crisis in his country seems to be spiraling out of control he shows us his wallet no cash a lean lottery tickets a single parent unemployed and caring for his sick mother in raveling of cyprus's financial woes couldn't have come at a worse time but for you saying that i live with a pension of my mum all of your life is coming up so you don't you make a plan for the future of the people in the young and build this in. you care of. the economy of your country or in the park system these.
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corrupt so. you're standing with. a sentiment echoed throughout the tiny island nation. with scenes like these becoming a daily occurrence another day in nicosia cyprus another protest though this one in particular is a gathering about the police of the country's largest lender the bank of cyprus but they're worried that the company is headed for collapse and they may eventually lose their jobs and many cypriots told me that they are well aware that this is just the beginning of a long hard road i believe that. europe is germany stalled because we're a small economy they felt that the consequences would be minimal what they don't know is that the president has been said and what happened today in cyprus could easily happen tomorrow to italy to front june to spain we just want
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to be left alone to pick up the pieces and get on with our lives. part of your peer european union system files and for. paying the money to the european union to help . the other two countries you may. know but there is a process problem or it's because you know economy or something else as economic drama continues with politicians and bankers drawing up painful measures to execute the eurozone i.m.f. back to bailout plan it's all too clear to ordinary cypriots who is going to be bearing the brunt need this as mother for example have a monthly pension cut from one thousand one hundred eighty nine euros to just over one thousand a month ago why they cut from people who have special needs they cut from their people for his part allies question all cypriots would like answered as well. does
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or sylvia our team make a c.s. cyprus. closing or growing nicosia this week charlie mcgrath head of the wide awake news portal says the situation may turn violent with people becoming increasingly furious at your financial politics and the european stability mechanism was set up a lot of people itself included were talking about it almost two years ago that it is global it is financial governance over europe i don't think they care what the citizens of europe the five hundred million people of european continent feel about how this crisis or these crises are being handled it is governed by crisis to the extent extreme you know they were polite and said we're going to get you early on in this crisis four or five years ago and now they're making a very bold statement they're not asking any more they're just going to take it if someone's trying to rob you then it would make sense that it could certainly lead to violence i mean that is the ultimate outcome if somebody is trying to get access
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what is theirs you know their money so they can put food on their table and they're being told no you can only take out three hundred time or you can transfer around the to your friends or family around the world if you go take a shit you know take three thousand dollars i could certainly see in tempers flare now despite the frustration and certainty mounting in cyprus the government and its e.u. partners have been hailing the bailout terms as the best deal available lawrence freeman from executive intelligence review says cyprus problems reveal that the whole year arizonan system is failing. i don't think cyprus has been saved and i think the people in cyprus believe that which you have right now is the beginning of the end of the euro system the euro house is burning and there is no reason to have confidence in the banking system don't forget overnight they were shipping in billions of euros from germany into cyprus and then delivering them by truck
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because people couldn't live so if you don't have confidence in your banking system it's not going to work and the system itself the euro system is a failed experiment i was always opposed to it we should have nation states with their own sovereign system so this now has proven that it doesn't work and the dictatorship from the european commission the european central bank and the i.m.f. to tell the people of cyprus you have to suffer as a result of this in a similar way they've diving greece you're going to see this crisis in wrapped in spain in italy right now there is no government so all of europe is in the state of collapse produce is just the beginning of what we could see on a global scale right now. while you are but struggling to solve its burgeoning financial troubles and other
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part of the world the nations that make up the breaks group of countries are seeking ways to strengthen their bloc five giant emerging economies are paving the way to a joint development bank expected to rival western backed financial institutions later on we bring you our reports on the break summit in south africa. i mean time as many as one hundred prisoners and one time a baby are now on hunger strike according to their lawyers with the inmates saying they are ready to face death while official figures say only thirty seven people are starving themselves as their protest over conditions at the detention center nears the two month mark and the on going situation has drawn an outcry from human rights groups amnesty international was among its chief critics saying that the facilities operation has brought pain and suffering instead of justice for the nine
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eleven terror attacks the u.s. military says nearly a dozen hunger strikers are now being force fed while two others have been hospitalized well prisoners say they're being denied drinking water with some complaining of near freezing temperatures at the facility thomas while nursing a lawyer who's representing one time a detainee says that the american public is largely unaware of the rights abuses that go on at the prison. if you talk to people in the united states they simply don't know about guantanamo they don't know today that eighty six of the hundred sixty six people down there are innocent have been clear have already been cleared many of the others are also innocent they don't know that the people at guantanamo weren't picked up on a battlefield they were sold for bounties by northern alliance people they don't know these facts anymore because there is no coverage in the united states the white house has said that it's still interested in closing guantanamo but i think it's delegated the issues of their people and it's also thrown up and and said well
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congress is stopping us from doing anything my former client. was the allo to and by how condrey are innocent people who are wrongly you know the president can get in and make sure that those people are released and sent home they don't pose a danger those people are desperate they want to die if they can't get out of guantanamo the u.s. courts have no authority to order a release of someone who is in guantanamo they're in the hands of the president the president has the authority to do it congress has said he could do it only with difficulty but he has the authority to do it he needs to step up to the plate and get it done well the white house says it's monitoring the situation while remaining committed to shutting down the prison but red cross spokesman simon shore now says the inmates are suffering due to lack of proper legal structure regulating detainee treatment wasn't the facility. from our observations you read those tensions and
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and this anguish that detainees are experiencing is clearly related to the lack of a clear legal framework in guantanamo and this is now adding a real impact and as an impact for detainees for some time on their mental health on their emotional for us really the issue beyond just what you know we are seeing right now going on to animals is this issues that lawyers are talking about the issue of the legal framework that that regiments the detention at guantanamo and this is the issue that the administration must address. that with a hunger strike passing the fifty day mark our team has been working to bring you a full account of the situation and been gathering information from us the worries of the detainees and human rights groups and the entire event is now chronicled in a special timeline which is available for you on our website r.t.e. dot com. now just sad so we use the southwest border to
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israeli defense force to turn stun grenades and tear gas in palestinian demonstrators as they mark twenty seven years since israel sees large tracts of arab territory on land day that's just out for you this hour.
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about international animals in the very heart of moscow. welcome back you're watching r.t. coming to you live from the russian capital now dropping a virtual nuclear bomb on the internet that's how some security experts labeled a massive cyber attack this week that's thought to have disrupted access for millions of web users around the world economic collapse and slowdown came after
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a spat between dutch web hosting company the suburb and a major you were a base spam fighting group thanks to our new video agency ruptly earlier managed to talk to his friend of council a spokesman for the hackers and he says the scale of the strike is being exaggerated by cloud flare a company that promotes internet security. the whole internet is no program the only thing that they're going to come to some issues is the woman you're going to exchange with her. where it's basically all of that. they try to make it seem like the entire moment in that exchange of them going into another exchange went down because of that this is not the case goes into traffic they are the result of their overflow and the. software that makes. a basically zero zero zero as a straight line because it's good and it's going soft enough cyber security
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expert and he also says cyber bunker may have ended up as collateral damage in the fight against spam on the internet. but drawing a lot of montell a sure way you can draw the line spamhaus provides a service which does blacklist demands a lot of people sometimes they get it wrong and sometimes they do blacklist people or maybe shouldn't be blacklisted however i think they do do a good job anybody who's had to manage miles in the last ten years will tell you that the the kind of blacklist especially well until of stuff is a good thing it's reduced the amount of spam administrators have to deal with that uses. while some question and debate the morality of hacktivism others seem less concerned about the privacy of internet users saudi arabia wants to twitter anonymity what government plans to link social media users to your personal information will twitter stand out for their millions tweeters well have you are saying and leave a comment on our website r.t.
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dot com. and other click away online for you a healthy diet may be further away for some americans now that the giant of g.m. crops has been handed an advantage over people who think modified food is ruining their wellbeing check into your eighty's website to see who's the boss came through the kitchen. and world's biggest emerging economies have pushed forward with the idea of a joint development bank which could potentially a rival the world bank and the international monetary fund the brics nations stop short of establishing a highly touted financial institute agreeing to answer a formal talks as are two gorgeous going off reported from their fifth annual summit in south africa the blog is growing ever stronger. i believe years of all five bricks member states were very optimistic in terms of the future of the organization they all stressed that it is potential is still far from being used to the fore and actually one of the latest initiatives to change that is the creation
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of the so-called business council to get the business of the five states to get directly engaged in more joint ventures in various fears also earlier china and brazil decided to use their national currencies in at least well in nearly a half of the payments between them only the trade turn or between the two states stands at around seventy five billion euros dollars and the general idea is for all other members of the brics to do the same to protect their economies from things like currency wars or the possible negative consequences of the change of the dollar of war the u.s. also the five leaders of the world alternately able to agree on this region of a joint development bank possibly with a starter capital of around fifty billion u.s. dollars but it's a massive project and it's going to take time to work out all the details but in general for the past two decades these five economies have been the most rapidly
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developing ones in the world currently it's estimated that their growth is around seven times faster than that of the g seven economies it's also thought that by the year twenty twenty combined the brics states will make up around twenty percent of the global g.d.p. so it's no wonder why they want to protect their economies why they want to trade freely and how they wish between themselves and be less dependent on the western financial institutions especially in light of the the latest problems with the western economic model in general and what we witnessed here at this summit in south africa is that brics as an organization is transforming from a forum for dialogue to a full scale mechanism for strategic cooperation and so more states are voicing their desire to join in their. rationing including egypt and russia's president vladimir putin has also met with the counterpart the ties between the two countries are quite strong both economic and cultural last year it was visited by around two
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and a half million russian tourists despite all the turbulence in the middle east and in northern africa these issues have also been discussed including of course the conflict in syria. violence erupted on saturday when thousands of palestinians to part in what was called the land day rally israeli security forces clashed with demonstrators at a west bank border crossing using tear gas and stun grenades to disperse the crowd the annual gathering commemorates an event almost three decades ago when israel announced it would seize land for settlements. were killed then by police at an event seen as a flashpoint in the arab israeli relations are he spoke with palestinian legislator and or guilty about how palestine can use un leverage to fight here. of the occupied to do that is the disputed territory but status of palestinian state this would mean a lot if we the palestinians if the palestinian side proceeds with implementing
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more actions within the systems including going to the international court of justice and demanding a punishment acts on israel because of its violation of international law also it would require the palestinians ask for the application of all the diva conventions regarding the occupied palestinian state and also to proceed with membership in various other structures i think we need to do that we need to proceed and we need to the from what the united nations has approved also have that i have to ask the united states and all other countries to accept our right to be a full member in the united nations palestinians want peace and they have done everything they could to achieve peace they've accepted that they have been compromised. two percent of the land they would look at to go to most of the land by the other solution yet nothing has happened many because the israeli government
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does most one of these one of those it is one does that the palestinians would submit to their plans. to live in ghettos and within a system of apartheid that's a good. and now to some other stories from around the world at least one child has been killed after a nato helicopter opened fire on his surgeons in southeastern afghanistan according to initial reports the helicopter was backing a group of local security forces they all later declared the helicopter may not have been supporting ground forces bought out a separate mission against insurgents in the region this comes despite president karzai his recent demand airstrikes on afghan villages before but. two thousand have rallied in the divide city of mitchell in cost of war against ongoing talks with serbia the e.u. mediated negotiations are aimed at deciding which side controls the area some believe the talks could lead to the city being divided with the northern part of
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officially falling into belgrade hands caso seat of from serbia in two thousand and eight with most of the e.u. recognizing it as a new state. on friday iraq was rocked by a wave of sectarian violence with at least nineteen people killed after suicide attacks on mosques around the country local politicians have also been finding themselves the target of bomb attacks one regional election candidate escaped and attacked on his life after a bomb found in his home was defused five other candidates have been killed in assassinations bombings and raids this month all believed to be carried out by al-qaeda cells as late as outbreak of violence has caused the government to postpone me for local elections in two provinces former and i five agent an english on says nothing has been done to revitalize the iraqi infrastructure wrecked by the us invasion. we've now seen
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a massive destabilization of the old star which is and no real meaningful new structures put in place so it's not just the politicians who are under threat but for segments of other areas of society to things like hospitals schools even just water and sewage pipes and things like that have been decimated and not built appropriately it's great that people are stepping forward and they want to represent their constituencies but if you can't guarantee that democracy will be democratically elected you can't guarantee that people are not afraid to go and vote you can't guarantee there won't be oppression and violence around that process and you can guarantee as well that the people who are then elected have real powers to represent their constituents then it's not a real democracy is just yet another oligarchy it's another dictatorship imposed on the hapless people it seems the sky's the limit for us law enforcement with the aerial surveillance drone said to be used to master glee with a projected increase in their numbers planned over the next seventy years but capitol hill has met some firm resistance to the plans as fewer people want to be
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watched twenty four seventh's are just going to she can has more on the resistance against the federal project. one point this documentary on u.s. public television touts the technological capabilities of drones and their new super sensors this image was taken seventeen thousand five hundred feet above quantico virginia and covers fifteen square miles if we wanted to know what is going on in any spot along the seam i'd say near this building at this intersection we can generate a moving image that shows what's going on in the area the state of virginia was the first to stand up against this kind of surveillance in early february the state legislature passed a two year moratorium on the use of drones but the bill is yet to be signed by the state's governor who is known to be very supportive of the spy aircraft. in charlottesville virginia police have never used drones but the city council has nonetheless restricted their use just in case these this technology is already
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being heavily marketed to local law enforcement agencies and other groups and there's even one county in virginia that already purchased two drones for surveillance and so we know it's coming and we just we want to get out ahead of it at least twenty seven states are now considering legislation to outline how drones can be used by law enforcement or to ground them all together but there are those who believe the lawmakers at first not the rise of the spy planes so they're taking the matter into their own hands a company in oregon says it has developed and will soon start selling to acknowledge that could shield people from surveillance drones over the phone to develop it did not offer any details but said this or not this able in their cameras or anything like that we are not doing anything physically to the drones we are simply not allowing their cameras to look at area. also in the battle for
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privacy designer in new york came up with an anti civilian clothing line this is a garment of designed to be firmly reflective of. which means that he bounces off and he does what suits for thermal imaging and particular this technology is used a lot on drones and you refuse but it's doubtful that this designer is gear however creative could compete with the cutting edge spiked acknowledging now being developed for government use a million terabytes of video a day which is the equivalent of five thousand hours of high definition footage so you can go back and say i would like to see what happened at this particular location three days two hours four minutes ago and if but i actually show you exactly what happened if you're watching it there's actually enough resolution to be able to see people waving their arms or walking around with because they where
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as a number of states try to restrict the use of drones at a federal level there is a great push to expend their use the federal aviation administration projects that in seven years there will be thirty thousand you avi's flying over the u.s. there's absolutely no way of knowing if we are being filmed at the moment so we might as well wave to big brother up there in washington i'm going to check out. next will be having to barcelona with technology update to take a look at the latest gadgets on offer at the mobile world congress. oh since the new pope was chosen the calls for reform are analysts everyone wants the new pope to allow this and to allow that but the problem is that the catholic
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church is a religion not a product and people don't like the way a pepsi bottle looks while the company will have to in theory change it to meet public demand but the pope claims to represent the will of the. creator of the universe the pope supposedly holds and protects an ancient an eternal truth so how can you expect this eternal truth just up and change because of public demand even though they pretend like adult religions do change over time but how can you expect the pope after hundreds of years of saying that people would be condemned to the fires of hell and eternity in the charred walls of the damned for certain sins just now say well i guess those sins are ok if you are catholic and you want your religion to change constantly then why do you believe in it why bother having principles and rules in the first place supposedly given to you by the almighty if you're just going to change them whenever you feel like it i don't get this but that's just my opinion.
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about international and world in the very heart of moscow. st. polo and welcome to technology much as christopher columbus served the queen and king of spain by pushing the boundaries of the know the world we too have come to barsel.


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